Originally Posted by spongerX
I've had one of my hard cases split open in a crash where my TC5r slid into an outer wall on the track pack side first. The pack got pushed up into the upper deck. I run one of the ppd billet steel balancing bars taped to the pack which I think saved it from the impact. I peaked in the pack to see if there was any damage to the cells and they looked ok. Without that bar I think the damage to my pack might have been terminal.
I'll be running a ppd billet bar on all my packs in future to protect against side impacts.
this is exactly the kind of situation that concerns me.
outdoor racing is a little more forgiving in that respect as if you run wide, you usually have a run off area, but if you race indoors with wooden track boards, you can come across problems when you have a racing incident...
Good to hear your cells were still ok, hope they hold out for you